How to fix the UK scene

Cycling Weekly - - WHAT YOU’RE SAYING - Mick Furn, email

I en­joyed read­ing Si­mon Cope’s views on the do­mes­tic pro scene (CW Sept 27) and echo his thoughts. Changes in the UK as re­gards to the gov­ern­ing body British Cy­cling bear sim­i­lar­ity to what ex­isted up to the 1990s. This started as the British Pro­fes­sional Cy­cling As­so­ci­a­tion, which be­came the Pro­fes­sional Cy­cling As­so­ci­a­tion.

BC needs a sub-com­mit­tee made up of UCI teams, and other spon­sored teams, from riders to team man­agers. This com­mit­tee would dis­cuss the cur­rent home pro­gramme of events such as the Spring Cup and also bring in promoters such as Sweetspot.

I feel the city-cen­tre events that are not shown live on TV can de­ter spon­sors. Who wants to watch race high­lights two days af­ter­wards at 10.30pm or later? And why don’t Team Sky spon­sor a feeder team with British riders rac­ing UK cal­en­dar events etc?

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